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Postgraduates

At any time there are between fifteen and twenty postgraduate students in Materials Engineering.

PhD

Velile Vilane

VLNVEL002@myuct.ac.za
Grain refinement of titanium alloys
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Vicky Cain

cainv@cput.ac.za
A fatigue study on Ti components produced by the Selective Laser Melting process
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Ryan Matthews 

ryan.matthews@eskom.co.za
Primary water stress corrosion cracking studies of structural materials in pressurised water nuclear reactors
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Iosif Vazirgiantzikis

jvaz597@live.co.za
Investigation into the surface modification of Ti-6Al-4V to facilitate antimicrobial ionic silver intergration for use in implantable orthopaedic devices
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MSc

Lizé-Mari Ferreira

FRRLIZ001@myuct.ac.za
Green composites from castor oil and renewable reinforcing materials
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Mikyle Paul

PLXMIK001@myuct.ac.za
Investigation into the effect of build direction on fatigue and fracture properties of SLM Nickel-based super alloys used for the manufacture of high speed gas turbine blades
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Ibrahim Stracey

stribr001@myuct.ac.za
Development of a Small Punch Test rig for embrittlement testing of metallic materials
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Londiwe Motibane

londiwe.motibane@gmail.com
Effect of Increased Powder Pre-Heating on Microstructural Evolution, Distortion caused by Residual Stress and Mechanical properties
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Nyasha Mawire

mawirenyasha@gmail.com
mwrnya002@myuct.ac.za
Novel, Low Cost, CFRP, Pressure Vessel Design for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Applications
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Innocent Mutsakatira

MTSINN004@myuct.ac.za
The effect of the surface condition of aluminium ingot (AA 3003) during roll bonding with the clad aluminium alloy AA4343 to form an aluminium brazing material
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Shanle Baron

BRNSHA018@myuct.ac.za
The effect of homogenization conditions on microstructural evolution during hot rolling of AA3104 aluminium alloy
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Mapula Matjee

MatjeeM@eskom.co.za
Stress Corrosion Cracking resistance to grade 2205 Duplex Stainless Steel weldments
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Nicolas Cardenas

Nicolas.Cardenas@Eskom.co.za
CRDNIC005@myuct.ac.za
Investigation into the applicability and performance of the Digital Image Correlation method to measure creep strain in pipe welds in the Eskom power station context.
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Hiranya Naicker

Hiranya.Naicker@alumni.uct.ac.za
Parametric study on the compactibility of Ti-6Al-4V during direct powder rolling
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Kashir Singh

kashir.singh@alumni.uct.ac.za
Experimental Investigation of Creep Damage of a Thermally Exposed Component in Coal Power Plants
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Sandy Mariaye

sndmr96@gmail.com
The effects of hydrogen as a temporary element on the compaction, partial sintering, hot rolling and annealing processes in the manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V by powder metallurgy.
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Megan Steytler

stymeg002@myuct.ac.za
The commercial feasibility and potential product applications of direct powder rolled titanium
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Candice Mias

msxcan001@myuct.ac.za
To investigate the effect of processing parameters on the microstructural evolution and texture development in AA3104 aluminium alloy during hot rolling on a reversing mill
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Lehlomelo Matjelo

mtjleh001@myuct.ac.za
Mechanical and microstructural characterisation of Ti6Al4V alloy produced by the selective laser melting (SLM) at different scanning speeds
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